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1908 - Saugus School District formed from sections of Newhall and Castaic school districts [story]


CITY NEWS ARCHIVE
Wednesday, Oct 10, 2012

Revisions, changes and clarifications of the Santa Clarita City Council’s Norms and Procedures were taken on by Mayor Frank Ferry and Mayor Pro Tem Bob Kellar as a subcommittee and presented to the other Council members and the public at Tuesday’s regular meeting. If public comment was any indication,...

Boydston Likens New Behavior Rules to Orwell’s ‘1984’
Monday, Oct 8, 2012

TimBen Boydston The following interview with City Councilman TimBen Boydston  is the very last interview he will ever give – at least without having to report it to the city manager or communications manager. That’s because amendments to the City Council Norms and Procedures for the Santa Clarita...

Expert: High Gas Prices Could Last for Weeks
Saturday, Oct 6, 2012

Gregg Laskoski of GasBuddy.com “You have a tremendous shortage right now. You could be in this situation for the next couple of weeks, believe it or not. We don’t know there’s an immediate solution on the table,” said Gregg Laskoski, Senior Petroleum Analyst, GasBuddy.com. Laskoski says California...

Vons Responds to CC Small Business Closure Story
Friday, Oct 5, 2012

On Tuesday, Curt and Jean Waite of Canyon Country shared their story of shuttering their business “My Video Store and My Barber Shop” after nine years and their frustrations with the new landlord,the Safeway Corp.,  at the Vons Shopping Center at Soledad Canyon Road and Sand Canyon Road. Read the...

Wednesday, Sep 26, 2012

Three out of four Cty Council members agree (Councilman TimBen Boydston recused himself) the Planning Commission’s amendments to the Historic Preservation Ordinance were not good enough. “We can do much better than what has been presented to us tonight. We can do something to both preserve property...

SCV Seniors Grill Political Candidates
Monday, Sep 24, 2012

From left: Moderator Josh Premako at podium; Edward Headington on microphone; Steven Knight, Star Moffatt and Dr. Lee Rogers. Pro-life. Pro-choice. Those stances became a concern for seniors at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center in Newhall when they held a candidates forum last Thursday night. If...

It’s Howdy Doody Time at Old Town Newhall Library
Tuesday, Sep 18, 2012

Frank rock decorates the interior of the Old Town Newhall Library, set to open Sept. 29. The Old Town Newhall Library is bustling. Not with folks checking out books, studying, or searching the internet. The library doesn’t officially open until Sept. 29. No, 12 days from the public opening the library...

Santa Clarita Now 3rd Biggest City; Council OK’s Manager Contract
Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012

From left: Mayor Frank Ferry, City Manager Ken Pulskamp, Assistant City Manager Ken Striplin. Photo: City of Santa Clarita With the finalization of the Vista Canyon Annexation project, including portions of Sand Canyon, Fair Oaks Ranch, and the Jakes Way area, the City of Santa Clarita has become the...

Monday, Sep 10, 2012

READ the full report here.   The SCV Economic Development Corporation has released their economic snapshot to reflect data gathered in June. In canted Dickensian fashion these are the “meh” of times, these are the “eh” of times. On the one hand, unemployment in Santa Clarita is lower from...

McKeon Visits Lackland to Check on Air Force Investigation of Crimes Against Women

U.S. Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon On Saturday, U.S. Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon held his 3rd Annual Women’s Conference on the campus of College of the Canyons. On Sunday, he flew to Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio where 17 training instructors are under investigation for the rape...

LATEST TWEETS
Newest Additions to SCVNews.com
Thursday, Nov. 15, is the deadline to submit Oscars Submission Forms in the general entry categories to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for 91st Academy Awards consideration.
Nov. 15: Deadline for Oscars General Entry Submissions
The Los Angeles County Chief Executive Office/Homeless Initiative and the Chief Information Office have launched a new initiative to enlist the technology industry in the countywide effort to prevent and combat homelessness.
LA County Engages Tech Industry in Fight Against Homelessness
Street pole and online Hometown Heroes Military Banners are now available from the city of Santa Clarita.
Hometown Heroes Military Banners Now Available from City
Make sure your holiday purchases end up under your tree and not part of the "Stolen Collection" by following simple safety tips.
Avoid Adding to ‘Stolen Collection’ During Holidays
In Great Falls, Montana, The Master's University women's basketball team fell to the University of Providence 62-59.
Late Rally Falls Short as TMU Women Lose to Providence
The TMU Mustangs men's soccer team played a dangerous Arizona Christian team to a halftime tie but took a 2-1 loss late in a GSAC semifinal at Orange County Great Park.
TMU Men’s Soccer Scores Early, Suffers Late Loss in GSAC Semifinal
College of the Canyons' women's golf team posted a team score of 309 to lead the field in the race for the 2018 California Community College Athletic Association women's golf state championship after Sunday's opening round of the two-day, 36-hole event.
COC Women’s Golfers Take Early Lead in State Championship
College of the Canyons' men's soccer team is champion of the Western State Conference, South Division for the first time in program history after defeating host Bakersfield College 1-0 on the final day of the regular season.
Cougar Soccer Captures First WSC Title in Program History
College of the Canyons has claimed the 2018 California Community College Athletic Association Southern California Regional Championship, the fourth in program history
Lady Cougars Win CCCAA Southern California Championship
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station is in emergency operations mode as the Woolsey Fire continues to burn, only 20 percent contained as of 11 a.m. Monday.
SCV Sheriff’s Station Deputies Aid in Fighting Woolsey Fire
One hundred sixty-six features have been submitted for consideration in the Documentary Feature category for the 91st Academy Awards to be presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.
Academy Receives 166 Entries for Documentary Feature Oscar
The Los Angeles County Department of Military & Veterans Affairs will host the 2nd Annual Veterans Thanksgiving Appreciation Dinner for active military, veterans and their families and homeless vets at Bob Hope Patriotic Hall in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday, Nov. 13.
Nov. 13: County to Host Annual Thanksgiving Dinner for Veterans
The next meeting of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is set for Tuesday, Nov. 13, starting at 1 p.m.
Nov. 13: LA County Board of Supervisors Meeting
The Amgen Foundation has pledged $500,000 to support victims of the local wildfires in Ventura and Los Angeles counties, Amgen announced Monday.
Amgen Foundation Donates $750K to Aid Wildfire, Shooting Victims
The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory in effect until Tuesday at 5 p.m. and a red flag fire danger warning in effect until Wednesday at 5 p.m. due to strong Santa Ana wind and single-digit humidity.
Wind Advisory, Red Flag Warning in Effect Until Tuesday, Wednesday
The California High-Speed Rail Authority's Board of Directors and Finance and Audit Committee have set their next meetings for Thursday, Nov. 15, in Burbank.
Nov. 15: High Speed Rail Board, Finance Committee Meetings
The California Highway Patrol will address the challenges of distracted adult drivers with the aid of a year-long grant from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
CHP Mounts Campaign Targeting Distracted Adult Drivers
A free household hazardous waste and e-waste roundup is set for College of the Canyons' Valencia campus in the south parking lot on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Nov. 17: Hazardous Waste & E-Waste Recycling Roundup at COC
1908 - Saugus School District formed from sections of Newhall and Castaic school districts [story]
1898 - First deed to Vasquez Rocks recorded, to Bertha Wilkens [story]
1929 - Tom Vernon pulls off the "Great Saugus Train Robbery" [story]
In honor of Veterans Day, the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control is offering all veterans, active duty and reserve military personnel discounted pet adoptions this weekend at the county's seven animal care centers, including Castaic.
‘Pets for Vets’ Discounted at County Shelters This Weekend
Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Dean C. Logan announced the first ballot counting update for the Nov. 6 General Election on Friday afternoon.
County Posts First Ballot Counting Update for Nov. 6 Election
Democrat Christy Smith has pulled within 213 votes of incumbent Republican Dante Acosta in the race for California's 38th Assembly District, according to the latest figures released Friday afternoon.
Election Returns: Smith Closes in on Acosta
In an extremely tight race for Los Angeles County Sheriff that will likely be determined by provisional and mail-in ballots now being counted, incumbent Sheriff Jim McDonnell trails retired Sheriff's Lt. Alex Villanueva by just 335 votes, according to the latest figures from the county registrar.
Sheriff’s Race: Villanueva Leads by 335 Votes Out of 1.74 Million Counted
Kaiser Permanente has awarded more than $62,000 in community benefit funding to eight Santa Clarita Valley nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving health and wellness locally.
Kaiser Permanente Awards $62K in Grants to 8 SCV Nonprofit Groups
A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy and two alleged cohorts were scheduled to make their first court appearances Friday afternoon after they were arrested Thursday on federal drug distribution charges, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
Feds Bust LASD Deputy, Cohorts Suspected of Stealing 600 Pounds of Pot, $100K
The Santa Clarita City Council will hold its next meetings at City Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 13.
Nov. 13: Santa Clarita City Council Regular, Special Meetings
To assist survivors, families and first responders of the Borderline mass shooting in Thousand Oaks Wednesday night, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has deployed victim services personnel trained in mass casualty incidents to Ventura County.
LA County Offers Aid to Borderline Shooting Survivors, Families
As election officials continue to count vote-by-mail ballots trickling into registrar offices up and down California, the blue wave seen in the Northeast all but evaporated in the West.
Blue Wave Washes Out in California as Count Continues
As families impacted by Wednesday night's mass shooting at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks attempt to cope with the tragedy, and the community attempts to console them, health experts at Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills Medical Center offered some guidance on talking to children about such tragic events.
Health Pros Offer Tips for Talking to Kids About Tragic Events
1898 - Actress Winifred Westover born in Oakland; estranged wife of William S. Hart & mother of his son. [story]
According to officials at College of the Canyons, Ian David Long, the deceased suspect in the mass shooting in Thousand Oaks, attended COC during two different semesters - Spring 2013 and Spring 2015.
Thousand Oaks Mass Shooter Attended College in Santa Clarita
The city of Santa Clarita is excited to announce a new website where residents can view data and information related to City projects and achievements over the last year.
City Snapshot Website Launched
The city of Santa Clarita invites the community to join members of the Santa Clarita City Council for a special Veterans Day Ceremony to commemorate the centennial of the ending of World War I, as well as honor local veterans, currently-serving military and their families.
Nov. 11: Veterans Day Ceremony Commemorating World War I Centennial